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Old 02-28-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Why does the NC school bus surplus site have to be...

So dang ol hard to use?
http://ncschoolbussales.dpi.state.nc.us/

Why would I want to search ONLY by county? Instead of say, miles, or make of bus. Like I would have some kind of preference for the county it came from!

Has anyone successfully used this site?
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: Why does the NC school bus surplus site have to be...

How big is a county in NJ? In northern Minnesota it wouldn't be a bad way to do things. Than again, the county I'm originally from is 4.5 times the size of Rhode Island...
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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Re: Why does the NC school bus surplus site have to be...

And yet, RI has five counties.

(If you're curious: Providence, Kent, Washington, Bristol, Newport.)
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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Not New Jersey, North Carolina!

NC has a LOT of counties.
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Re: Why does the NC school bus surplus site have to be...

Complain to your congressman they made the states on the east side too small.
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That would require him to be sober! Near as I can tell, he hasn't been lately.
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Complain to your congressman they made the states on the east side too small.
Actually. they chopped the colonies up. An old map I saw from the 1600s show the NY/PA border going along the Delaware River to 42° North, then going west to the Pacific Ocean. That means Oregon used to be in NY, and Northern Cali was in PA. I don't remember the whole map, but think all the colonies outside of New England had borders that extended straight to the Pacific coastline.

Imagine how many NC counties there would be to search today, if it still included parts of TN, AR , OK, TX, NM, AZ, and CA !

This also meant that the future site of Jack Trice Stadium was in NY. It lies only one mile north of PA border.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:50 PM   #8
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Hello from 2018 - 8 years later and the NC bus website is still archaic. As of New Years 2019, it's still using HTML 4.01, meaning the sites code likely not been updated since the early 2000's - but the buses listed are routinely updated, looks to be around every week or so.


Since this is one of the first search results google has when searching info regarding the NC Bus sales website, I figured I'd give my input on this necro'd thread.

I'm about to go meet my potential skoolie at the Union Bus Depot in NC, found it on the very website. They have a basic sort function if you select "View All Buses" for milage, year, make, handicap, and price.

No photos at all, but each bus link gives it's VIN (which I've used to find the engine in around 70% of them), a few details, price, and the bus lot/contact number.

Just give that number a call, you'll get the district transportation director or at least his/her office. Let them know you're looking to buy a school bus from their district (have the bus # handy) and you're set.
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Bus 1105, a 99 Freightliner, 65 passenger. . .with 409,000 miles on it.


There's a couple others on there pushing, or slightly over 300,000 miles too.

I know you can run the VIN, but it's still a pain not having pictures or any other details about the bus other then the basic info (builder, mileage, and price.)
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Yeah, that's a bit high. But there's a few others at the same price range but lower milage in the 100k-200k ranges, like #106 & 108.

I'll make sure to get some photos of the ones i go look at, if nothing more than to help other members guestimate the care that's put into NC buses.
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